As a parent, this is how you stop Momo

There are some methods to keep your children safe from viewing Momo while they are online. In this article, we will discuss these methods to help you protect your children against potential Momo commercials, and other types of content.

The Momo challenge

Momo image

The original tale said a character with bulging eyes would “hack” into WhatsApp and set children dangerous “challenges” such as harming themselves.

Charities say there have been no reports of anybody being “hacked” or harming themselves as a result.


However, the image is now being shared and copied into illegal versions of cartoons on Youtube and other online platforms.

How to protect your child against Momo

There is only one way you can protect your child against Momo, and this means that you have to be in control.

Install Ad-blocker

The first thing you should consider is installing an ad-blocker for Youtube, there are some providers for this, and these plugins, simply block Youtube commercials, so the risk of your child seeing Momo through a commercial is immediately dropped to 0%.

Official Peppa Pig page on Youtube

Use official sources

Now we have to consider the fact that some people are editing Momo into illegal versions of cartoons on the web, this means that you have to find legitimate sources on the web that will show the content that you want to view.


A quick way to have a filter for this, is to watch videos that are older than 2 years. This can be easily done by taking a look at the upload timestamp. This indication should lower the risk of your children have to see Momo, as at that moment, there was no Momo to be edited into the movie.

And then you can still use the official sources of the cartoons, you can also consider using Netflix or other paid content providers.

View the comments

Before you allow them to watch a video, take a look at the comments below. This can also give you a good indication if Momo has been included in the video.